Simone Inzaghi believes Lazio ought to be excited at facing Celtic in front of 60,000 fans. “They are very dangerous on their own turf.”
Celtic manager Neil Lennon said hosting Lazio in the Europa League “is almost like a Champions League game with the size of the clubs and prestige these teams have.”
After Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini hit out at “demented” Lazio, the capital club argue the Coach has taken things to “an absolutely unjustifiable level”.
Lazio and Atalanta exchanged angry official statements as a row erupted over refereeing decisions and the “right to criticise” their 3-3 draw.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s three Serie A games, Lazio-Atalanta for Europe, Napoli-Verona and Juventus host Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna.
Simone Inzaghi hit back at Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini after a 3-3 thriller. “I don’t accept his comments, because both Lazio penalties were clear.”
Ciro Immobile reveals what prompted Lazio to stage the comeback from 3-0 down to hold Atalanta 3-3. “We realised it was a pitiful display.”
Gian Piero Gasperini claims Atalanta were robbed in a 3-3 draw with Lazio, reminiscent of the Coppa Italia Final. “Neither of them were penalties!”
What a game of two halves! Atalanta dominated and took a comfortable 3-0 lead, but Lazio fought back to draw 3-3 with a stoppage-time penalty.
Senad Lulic urged Lazio to “repeat the performance in the Coppa Italia Final,” when they beat Atalanta 2-0 in May.
Lazio rely on Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa in this head-to-head with Atalanta for European places, as Luis Muriel steps in for Duvan Zapata.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic declares “Italy is my second home, but I want to challenge for the Scudetto. I can still make the difference. I’m not a zoo animal to be put on display.”
Simone Inzaghi tells Claudio Lotito “my work is there for all to see” and is out to “defy” Miroslav Klose after he doubted Lazio’s top-four hopes.
Twenty Lazio fans have been found guilty of participating in racial abuse against Stade Rennais – six of whom are minors.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina announced a new “VAR-style system” is being experimented to identify and punish racist fans. “Compromise must be shelved forever.”
Roma, Lazio and Napoli are reportedly all interested in signing Celtic and France Under-21 striker Odsonne Edouard.
The referees for Serie A Week8 are announced as Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Stefano Pioli’s Milan debut against Lecce.
Lazio have been hit with a partial stadium closure for their Europa League home match against Celtic after UEFA found them guilty of racist behaviour.
Andrea Belotti admits “Liechtenstein brings me luck,” as five of his total eight Italy goals were against these Euro 2020 opponents.
Lazio released a statement protesting the “deeply damaging” UEFA punishment for racist chanting against Stade Rennais, but the verdict hasn’t been announced yet.